20,000 pullups – update

By | 21st January 2011

As you will see from the graph on my original post I’ve been doing pretty well with the pullups. Possibly a little too well. After it was apparent that I could do more than I need to to match my current daily targets, I focussed more on quality.

Ouch. The bar is at such a height (being in a doorway) that I can easily reach it from standing. So if I start the pullup from there, my arms are already somewhat bent. Starting from arms outstretched, by bending my knees until I’m basically dangling to start, makes it SO much harder.

Secondly, I have decided on the cause to help drive my motivation. I have been agonising about it. Stroke Association to match Carl and PabloCheesecake, or the British Heart Foundation. I struggle with the BHF because I don’t particularly agree with the direction they’re taking. Dietary advice and such seem to be off the mark where much current research is heading. Whole grains and avoiding cholesterol appears to be wrong (time for another post or 50, I think).

I also don’t much like raising money for large charities, there’s little sense of making specific change, and I always worry a bit about how the money’s being spent. Hannah suggested I simply raise money for the Cardiac Care Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. A much better idea. They can use the money for something tangible, local and effective. They’re the ones that saved Hannah’s life and cared for her so well.

Problem solved. Except that I don’t think they’re a registered charity, they certainly don’t have a presence on justgiving.com so I need to find out how to get money from people to them effectively.

Hold that thought, I’ll be bugging you for money soon 🙂

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